OIC Journalists Association adopts statement in Baku (UPDATE-2)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 3
By Seba Aghayeva – Trend:
A statement was adopted after a conference of the Journalists Association of OIC Member-States in Baku, Azerbaijan Oct. 3.
In the statement, the Journalists Association of OIC Member-States expressed concern over the attempts of forming an erroneous opinion about the religion of Islam.
The conference participants supported the establishment of the Journalists Association of OIC Member-States. They also proposed to discuss the issue at the 11th meeting of the ministers of information of the OIC member-states.
The conference participants also urged the OIC secretariat to resolve the organizational issues of holding the first founding meeting of the Journalists Association in Baku in 2017.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was founded at the conference of heads of Muslim countries in Rabat, Morocco, Sept. 25, 1969 to ensure Islamic solidarity in social, economic and political spheres.
Currently, OIC brings together 57 countries, with a population of about 1.5 billion people.